The New York Post as of 4:25 a.m. this morning has reported that CC Sabathia has picked the Yankees as his choice.
Here’s the article from Joel Sherman…
I’m going to take this with a grain of salt and see what the Yankees announce later today, knowing this is the post.
As of 6:33 a.m. no other media outlet is reporting this news, so I’m going to again emphasize to take this with a grain of salt.
As of 11:23 a.m. ESPN is now reporting that a deal is imminent and no roadblocks to a deal stand in the way. Buster Olney reported on ESPN that the Yankees had to offer a 7th year to the deal, pushing its total value to $160 Million, which is the highest deal ever given to a pitcher.
I want to congratulate Brian Cashman for making this happen. He left Vegas Tuesday night and flew to San Francisco to meet with CC and his wife Amber. It was that meeting that apparently sealed the deal. An official announcement is expected today. We will have all that coverage as well.